Between 100-120 booths at the 2018 Buffalo Bill Farm and Ranch Expo Feb. 7-8 were visited by Nebraskans and people of surrounding states.

The free expo featured booths chock-full of information and ag related business opportunities.

Farmers, ranchers, and people of neither occupation attended, in a steady flow. They asked the show-casers questions, and explored the abundance of displayed equipment.

Efficient machines of all varieties were displayed throughout the D & N Event Center.

The new face of technology met the traditional face, and the show-down began.

Business with their wares on display included North Platte’s Overhead Door and Weathercraft Roofing Company, John Deere, Dawson Public Power, NMC Cat, Miller Repair and Lewis’s Cattle Oilers.

Also, insurance companies, realtors, and banks were present to show what makes their business so attractive to customers.

David Orr from Orr Angus said he really looks forward to Bull Alley on the opening day.

The event was hosted by the North Platte Chamber of Commerce and a staff of about 20 people, including Kathy Swain and Jordan Maasson.

Swain organized the event. Maassen coached it.

This year marked the expo’s 27th anniversary of the Farm and Ranch Ag Expo, held on the first Wednesday in February. The trade show opened with a rope cutting at 8:45 a.m. Wed. and ran from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily.

Sloppy Joes, pulled pork, cinnamon rolls, donuts, and burritos were just some of the food available in the lunch hall. Snacks, candy and coffee were some of the perks available throughout the convention’s extensive rows of displays.

The D&N Event Center is at 501 E. Walker Road.